The manhunt continues for an elusive fugitive who has been accused of setting a Thurston County home on fire.
The fire occurred just after midnight March 1 at 6916 Marvin Road NE. Witnesses told police that the suspect, Troy C. Rayment, was upset about his girlfriend and poured gasoline throughout the house in a fit of rage. Rayment also started “freaking out” when he removed an electronic ankle bracelet used for monitoring by the Department of Corrections.
After lighting the fire, he fled in a motorhome before crashing the vehicle and running away. By the time deputies had arrived, the vacant $850,000 house was engulfed in flames, according to court documents.
Already wanted on multiple warrants, Rayment was the subject of another search April 7 in the Tanglewilde area. It began when Lacey police responded to a report of a stolen car in a parking lot and found the suspect.
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Rayment drove off and eventually lost control of his vehicle near the Day and Night Grocery, then ran away, according to David Rose of Q13 News, who hosts “Washington’s Most Wanted.” While law enforcement conducted a K-9 track and air search, Rayment burglarized a house and stole clothes. He also shaved and stole the victim’s cel phone, according to the report.
Crime Stoppers of Olympia/Thurston County is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Rayment’s capture.
The 35-year-old suspect is 5 feet 11 inches tall. He weighs 185 pounds and has brown eyes and red hair.